The War on Minneapolis
Make no mistake: the police are at war, and have always been at war
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For many (most) white Americans, and certainly for most (if not all) Americans with a significant degree of wealth, it is all too easy to divorce the bad behavior of individual cops (the ones that happen to get caught) from the practice of policing itself. While Minneapolis and the rest of the nation come to terms with the murder of George Floyd, it’s important to understand that his killer could have been nearly anyone with a badge.
George Floyd is the victim of one particular cop, sure. He’s also a victim of the system that uses the police to enforce the social order. For that is the real job of the police—not justice, but to keep the system running smoothly. That’s why peaceful protest coming from the left is met with flash grenades, CS gas, and rubber bullets, while right-wing militia-types are allowed to skirt the line between protest and armed revolt without even a shrug. The former is a challenge to those in power, and is therefore seen as a threat…
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